'Bates Motel' season 4 news: Norma may be getting a new lover next season

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Norma Bates played by Vera Farmiga may have a new love interest in the upcoming season of TV show “Bates Motel.”

The American drama thriller produced by Universal Television for A&E Network has been renewed not just for its fourth but for its fifth season as well. Expected to run 2016 and 2017 for its fourth and fifth outing respectively, the show has been teasing fans on what might be in store for Norma and her son Norman, played by Freddie Highmore, who are the main players of the storyline.

According to website TV Line, the Bates matriarch may be introduced to a new romantic prospect and may finally get over her on and off relationship with Nestor Carbonell’s character, Sheriff Romero. This is despite last season’s exhilarating finale where Romero even killed his rival Bob Paris, played by Kevin Rahm to keep Norma safe. The show’s executive producer Kerry Ehrin even said that Romero killing someone to protect Norma is the first time he ever did something without any personal gains. The reason is because he is in love with her.

For his part, Carbonell recently told Comicbook during an interview that his character is not yet ready to let Norma go. “For my part, whether anything is going to happen with Norma, she’s a frustrating woman, that’s all I’ve got to say. She’s a tough one. She’s a tough nut to crack so we’ll see what happens there,” the actor further explained.

Press and media out let caught up with the actor when he made an appearance at the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta last month where he also revealed that he is set to direct next season’s episode eight for the TV program.

The contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho,” “Bates Motel” is set to comeback with a 10 episode per season set up, 20 in total for both season four and season five.